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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Waukesha County Residents Asked To Keep Propane Cylinders Out Of Recycling Containers

Waukesha County Recycles

Propane cylinder pose hazards for workers, equipment.

With peak grilling season around the corner, Waukesha County reminds residents to recycle their propane containers right. Residents should not place propane cylinders into their curbside recycling container or trash.

“Improper disposal of propane tanks or other compressed gas cylinders in curbside containers can be extremely dangerous for collection and recycling facility workers,” said Analiese Smith, Recycling & Solid Waste Supervisor for Waukesha County. “These items can also cause costly damage to the equipment.”

Residents are encouraged to return or exchange propane tanks at local retail stores. A detailed Curbside Recycling Guide with information about what items can be recycled curbside is available at www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling.

For more information on residential product disposal, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling, call 262-896-8300 or download the free Waukesha County Recycles mobile app on the App Store or Google Play Store.

Follow @WaukCoRecycles on Twitter or like Waukesha County Recycles on Facebook for more recycling news and tips.

About the Department of Parks and Land Use 

The Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use, working through a combination of collaboration, education and regulation is dedicated to fostering economic development, sound land use, and the protection, enhancement and enjoyment of the County’s natural resources and health of its citizens.

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